Three projects aim to raise element of liveability in Kepala Batas

KEPALA BATAS, Nov 2 (Bernama) — The implementation of the People’s Housing Programme (PPR), Bandar Putra Bertam Mosque and Kepala Batas Youth Centre (KBYC) here will raise the liveable element among its residents.


Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said these three projects were meant for the well-being of Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family) as a whole.


He said one of the aims of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) is to provide comfortable housing for Keluarga Malaysia, which is the KPKT’s main agenda in realising the goals of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).




“For now, five PPR projects have been and are being implemented in Penang, which covers four completed projects (999 units) and one project still in planning (700 units).


“The KPKT aspires to bring more PPRs to Penang because this state has the lowest number of PPRs in Malaysia,” he said when launching the ground-breaking ceremony for all three projects.


The ceremony was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and also attended by Penang Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abd Rahman.




The Federal Government has allocated a total of RM170 million for the development of the Kepala Batas PPR on an 8.09-hectare piece of land in Pongsu Seribu, near here, which has 700 units of walk-up flats, including seven units of houses for persons with disabilities (PwDs), measuring 750 square feet and equipped with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.


This PPR is also equipped with various basic facilities like surau, child care centre, kindergarten, multi-purpose hall, shop units and stalls as well as various other amenities.


The government has also allocated RM45 million for the construction of the KBYC on a 10.12-hectare site and equipped with various international-standard sports facilities like a football field, synthetic track, e-sport hall, music room, gymnasium, jogging track, skate park and many others.


The KBYC will function as a one-stop centre for youth activities in Penang and be the sports hub for the northern region of the Peninsular, in addition to boosting sports among youth.


Meanwhile, the Bandar Putra Bertam Mosque here will be constructed on a 2.023-hectare piece of land belonging to the Islamic Religious Council of Penang in Pongsu Seribu, near here, based on the concept of cost sharing, with the total cost amounting to RM7 million.


The cost-sharing involves an allocation of RM4 million from the federal government, RM2 million from the state government and a contribution of RM1 million from the local parish through the waqf collection of mosque development funds.



Source: BERNAMA News Agency